Iraq's leaders have affirmed their plan to move forward with the Iraqi constitutional process to produce a draft by the August 15th deadline. But rushing to meet the deadline could result in a draft constitution that embodies the varying interests of Iraq’s contending groups but fails to resolve their differences.
Critics who scoffed at Bush's attempt to put ethics at the heart of U.S. foreign policy were misguided, because such considerations have been a crucial part of policy debates since the country's founding. What they should have criticized instead was Bush's narrow focus on one particular principle, political freedom, in isolation from other components of the American creed.
At the close of the Gleneagles Summit this week, Russia will take over leadership of the Group of Eight, the "super club" of countries that in theory are driving the world economy and political system.
Testimony by Husain Haqqani before the the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.
A discussion meeting with the Honorable Nino Burjanadze, Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia, regarding the current state of post-revolutionary reforms in Georgia.
the United States today stands at an extraordinary moment of opportunity because, for the first time in many decades, it enjoys good relations with India and Pakistan simultaneously. In order to capitalize on this new triangular relationship, the U.S. will need to sustain and expand the depth of its ties to both countries.